My name is Mahlia Lindquist. The “H” is silent and rhymes with Maria. It’s also the name of President Obama’s daughter, though hers doesn’t have an H. Rumor has it that Mahlia is Hawaiian for Maria and means Calm Waters. I am the opposite of calm, though working on it. I got the name (but not the spelling, which is a whole other story) when I was born for no other reason than my mom thought it was pretty. She heard it on a TV series called Hawaiian Eye.
Until I am, check back for further musings and observations on minor curiosities. It is my modest hope that by sharing the small miracles, mysteries and humor of the everyday, I might help create a little more space, love and light for bigger things to happen. Or at the very least, perhaps provide a distraction from news of Kim Kardashian.
There is some comfort in imagining ourselves as unique souls with singular perspectives. So, if there’s anything you read here that makes you laugh, cry or see something in a fresh way, it would make my day to hear about it. Of course, there is also something to be said for imagining the existence of kindred souls with the same sense of humor, sense of outrage, and sense of curiosity. So, I would also get a warm, fuzzy feeling upon hearing from anyone who gets a “me too” flash after reading one of my posts. If you are bored, disgusted, outraged or otherwise offended by anything I have to say, I apologize in advance and definitely do not have a burning desire to know.